Preesall Saltfield Underground Gas Storage

This page sets out the timetable for the examination of the application. It includes the deadlines for submissions to be made to the Planning Inspectorate and the dates of events taking place during the Examination. The Examination Timetable is also set out in an annex to the Rule 8 letter that was sent to Interested Parties at the start of the Examination.

Event DateDescription
 Date Passed
24 April 2012
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
24 April 2012
Preliminary Meeting
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 Date Passed
02 May 2012
Notice of procedural decision including confirmation
of the examination timetable and first round of
written questions from the Examining authority
(ExA)
 Date Passed
03 May 2012
Accompanied site visit to the application site
 Date Passed
03 May 2012
Site Visit (Accompanied)
The initial site inspection in the company of any Interested Party or their representative.
 Date Passed
06 June 2012
Deadline for receipt of:

• Written representations
• Responses to written questions
• Local Impact Report (s) (LIRs)
• Statements of common ground (SoCG)
 Date Passed
04 July 2012
Deadline for receipt of comments on:

• Relevant and written representations
• Responses to the ExA’s questions
• LIRs
 Date Passed
18 July 2012
Issue of the ExA’s second round of written
questions
 Date Passed
24 July 2012
Issue specific (IS) hearing to consider the drafting
aspects of the draft Development Consent Order,
and the proposed agreement between the
Applicant and local planning authorities under s106
of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
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 Date Passed
24 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Issue Specific Hearing to consider only the drafting aspects of the draft Development Consent Order, including proposed requirements, and the draft Section 106 Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, this hearing is not to consider the underlying issues arising from the application or the representations which have been made about them, and will be done on an entirely without prejudice basis. The Panel's decision to hold the hearing should not be taken to imply that it has any view at this stage about whether the Order should be granted.
 Date Passed
15 August 2012
Deadline for (i) responses to the ExA’s second
round of written questions and (ii) for interested
parties to make representations to the ExA of the
need for issue specific hearings
 Date Passed
24 August 2012
Deadline for i) interested parties to notify the ExA
of their intention to be heard at an open floor (OF)
hearing and ii) affected persons to notify the ExA of their wish to be heard at a compulsory acquisition
(CA) hearing
 Date Passed
24 August 2012
Letter (Rule 17) from ExA to the Applicant and
other specified IPs concerning the Conservation of
Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations
2010
 Date Passed
24 August 2012
Letter (Rule 17(31)) from ExA to the Applicant and
other specified interested parties concerning the
Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment)
Regulations 2010
 Date Passed
24 August 2012
ExA notification of the programme for further IS
hearings
 Date Passed
24 August 2012
Deadline for the receipt of comments on responses
to the ExA’s second round of written questions
 Date Passed
31 August 2012
Letter from the ExA confirming dates and
arrangements for the CA hearing
 Date Passed
06 September 2012
Letter from the ExA confirming dates and
arrangements for the OF hearing
 Date Passed
06 September 2012
Letter from the ExA confirming the arrangements
and agenda for the IS hearings on 18 and 19
September
 Date Passed
18 September 2012
IS hearing on drafting of the DCO and requirements, the draft deemed marine licence and
proposed s106 agreement
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 Date Passed
18 September 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue Specific Hearing into the draft Development Consent Order and requirements, the draft deemed Marine Licence and the proposed s106 agreement between the Applicant and other parties
 Date Passed
19 September 2012
IS hearing on the relationship between the Order
and the COMAH Regulations
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 Date Passed
19 September 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 3
the relationship between the provisions proposed to be granted by the Order and the subsequent detailed approvals to be obtained from the competent authority (HSE and the Environment Agency) within the COMAH Regulations 2 1999 as amended 2005, and any further amendments likely to be required as a consequence of Directive 2012/18/EU.
 Date Passed
26 September 2012
Letter (Rule 17) from the ExA to the Applicant
concerning Crown Land
 Date Passed
26 September 2012
Further letter from the ExA setting out the agenda
and arrangements for the CA hearing
 Date Passed
28 September 2012
Letter (Rule 17) from the ExA to the Applicant and
specified IPs inviting written representations about
a proposed addition to Requirement 6 of the Order
 Date Passed
02 October 2012
Letter from the ExA to the Applicant concerning
proposed amendments to plans relating to the
brine discharge outfall
 Date Passed
03 October 2012
Letter (Rule 17) from ExA to the Applicant
concerning Part 5 of the Book of Reference
 Date Passed
03 October 2012
Letter (Rule 17) from the ExA to the Applicant
concerning the draft Hazardous Substances
Direction, preparation of the final draft DCO and a
list of minor corrections to the Order
 Date Passed
08 October 2012
Deadline for the submission of the final draft of the
DCO and proposed s106 agreement
 Date Passed
09 October 2012
CA hearing (one session only held on 9 October)
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 Date Passed
09 October 2012
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
CAH - Day 1
 Date Passed
10 October 2012
CA hearing (one session only held on 9 October)
 Date Passed
10 October 2012
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
CAH - Day 2
 Date Passed
11 October 2012
Letter (Rule 17) from the ExA to the Applicant
concerning information requested at the CA
hearing on 9 October, and further to the final draft
DCO
 Date Passed
17 October 2012
OF hearing (six sessions held over two days)
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 Date Passed
17 October 2012
Open Floor Hearing 1
OFH - Day 1
 Date Passed
18 October 2012
OF hearing (six sessions held over two days)
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 Date Passed
18 October 2012
Open Floor Hearing 2
OFH - Day 2
 Date Passed
19 October 2012
Accompanied site visit to the application site
 Date Passed
26 October 2012
Notification from the ExA of the completion of the
examination.
 Date Passed
24 October 2012
Examination closed